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How can I lower the risks from anesthesia?

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  • Ask your doctor about alternatives to general anesthesia.
  • See if you can meet with your anesthesiology team. This is a great way to go over your options and understand your anesthesia risks.
  • Find out if any family members have ever had a bad reaction to anesthesia. If they have, make sure your doctor knows.
  • Follow the doctor's instructions about eating the night before surgery.

SOURCES: 

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: "Anesthesia."

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: "All About Anesthesia."

JAMA Patient Page: "General Anesthesia."

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 18, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons: "Anesthesia."

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: "All About Anesthesia."

JAMA Patient Page: "General Anesthesia."

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 18, 2018

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